Willmot, New South Wales

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Willmot
SydneyNew South Wales
Postcode(s) 2770
Location 49 km (30 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Blacktown
State electorate(s) Mount Druitt
Federal Division(s) Chifley
Suburbs around Willmot:
Shanes Park Shanes Park Shanes Park
Ropes Crossing Willmot Shalvey
North St Marys North St Marys Lethbridge Park

Willmot is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Willmot is located 49 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

History[edit]

Willmot takes it name from Thomas Willmot (1851-1938) who was elected the first President of the Blacktown Shire Council. He was the Shire President in 1906-1910 and again in 1912-1913.[1] The housing development built here in 1971 was to be called St Johns but since a suburb in Sydney was already called St Johns Park, they chose Willmot.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willmot". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

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